At last week’s city council meeting, Prairie Village moved closer to becoming the first municipality in the area to raise its property tax rates amid faltering revenues. The proposed .69 hike in the mill levy that passed the council with a vote of 7-5 would raise an estimated $200,000, most of which will be used for street maintenance. For the increase to go into effect, the council would have to approve the hike again as part of its final vote on the city budget, scheduled to be held on Aug. 2. A public hearing on the city budget will be held prior to the final budget vote.
Johnson County Sun: Prairie Village first city to raise levy